Adolf Shickelgruber (actually Hieler) Not Hitler( a misspelling of his step fathers name) Was baptized a Roman Catholic, considered entering the Monastery, and remained celibate, nearly all of his life: His father was a cruel disciplinarian and gave him no emotional or motivational support in any of his aspirations; He had to wake up every morning, over looking the cemetery that his brother and mother were buried in and the families personal Dr. claimed that he never saw anyone in such grief, as Hieler, upon his mothers death: Both of his parents died when he was 18. In mine kumf, after living on the streets, for 3 years, he wrote" This time has made me hard and I still have the capacity to be hard". When leaving Austria, to avoid the draft, and to avoid prosecution, He wrote:" I have never had the opportunity to experience that beautiful thing, called childhood" Does any of this sound particularily demonic ? He fought in the trenches of WW I and, as millions of Germans( Prussians), including the military, thoroughly demoralized and humiliated by the armistice(at the hands of the French) never accepted the "end" of WW I. Aside from the motivation and ability to sway the masses and a cunning ability to form alliances( usually the military) he,(Hieler) may be not so different as some present day opportunists, given a similar set of circumstance. When we can understand the byproducts of societies: Perhaps, understand the psyche moved by nationalistic and/or religeouse ferver: Acknowledge that we are and act as what society makes of us and less rely upon scapegoats, superstition, and displaced aggression, may such abberations be avoided in the future (if there is to be one). The "Crusades": The "Spanish"/Catholic Inquisitions: The annialation of the American Native Indain: Centuries of "Christain" / Judeo/ Moslem conflict: The many causes of ultraconsrvative "democratic" and dictatorial "causes"; Pick one or any of the above: Adolph Heiler's expressions of another "superior" race or country pales. This war has not yet, been "won" and and Adolf Heiler is no longer in it.